Open Positions

Thank you for your interest in working for us. To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability and current salary details and expectations.

In return, all positions offer a competitive remuneration package and a unique opportunity for professional and personal development.

Job Title: STRATEGIC BUYER/PLANNER (FTC)

Location: Swindon

Reports to: Senior Buyer

Job Purpose

We are seeking an experienced Strategic Buyer with planning capabilities, to ensure that customers’ expectations and the company’s financial objectives are met or exceeded. The main objective of the role is to ensure that production orders are planned efficiently to ensure best use of time, and materials/components are purchased are at the right price and at the right time to service production demand.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Purchasing / Forecasting / Production Planning

  • Process Purchase Requisitions for the business as required.
  • Effectively manage & control the supply of components to support Production.
  • Effectively plan the production of orders to service sales demand and sales planning.
  • Purchase materials in line with Inventory targets.
  • Liaise with suppliers and internal department on all issues relating to supply and demand such as following up on overdue orders, placing orders and expediting /cancelling Purchase Orders where necessary.
  • Manage the sales forecast to ensure the forecasting/buying system’s forecast is in line with forecasts and past trends.
  • Continually drive down costs of materials through applying best practice purchasing techniques.
  • Manage & continuously review the MRP (Navision) and forecasting system to ensure its accuracy.
  • Manage inventory through the complete product lifecycle from inception to obsolescence.
  • Work through chase line report to check all components are delivered on time, this includes kanban / consignment and managed system items.
  • Liaise with Engineering to help source alternative component in the event of an item not being available or on a long lead time – raise concession forms as required.
  • Attend site, client and department meetings as required, including daily Production meetings and ECR / Concession review meetings.

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Assist with regular re-negotiation of terms of business / service agreements and supplier performance evaluations. Request best prices for projects and maintain/build good relationships with suppliers.
  • Manage cost prices and MOQs from suppliers.
  • Arrange imports from Europe and China as required, obtaining best price for either sea / air freight first.
  • Send supplier open order books to ensure they have all our orders in their system and deliveries are on schedule.
  • Supply forecasts to suppliers to assist with planning.
  • Complete lead time forms at the request of sales team – will involve contacting supplier for availability and best price, then return best date to sales co-ordinator in timely manner.
  • Run IN2 managed system messages and advise supplier of any additional requirements for the coming week. Book IN2 managed stock in on receipt of delivery.
  • Supply chain management to interface between Purchasing and Suppliers ensuring a consistent approach is adopted in line with Company policy and strategy.

Admin / Shipping

  • Resolve invoice queries with supplier / Purchase Ledger.
  • Run stock usage report and reconcile with the manual count carried out by Goods In.
  • Request ‘top up’ quantities for stock required according to Netstock / Navision for the next 4 weeks.
  • Declarations for Consignments.
  • Provide customs clearance to logistics companies as required.
  • Work closely with Goods In / Production to ensure goods coming in are transferred to relevant cell to complete product build.
  • Work with Quality team, for any QA issues of return of stock – with a QA do changes need to me made to component before we order more.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3 years Buying, Purchasing or other relevant experience gained from a commercial, product based business.
  • A manufacturing background preferred.
  • Supply chain management experience with good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent systems skill especially Excel.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • An enthusiastic and determined Buyer who takes ownership and strives to deliver.
  • Able to communicate at all business levels.
  • Eye to detail is essential.
  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • Strongly customer focused, team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • A fast learner with sound business sense.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educated to at least GCSE level or equivalent in Mathematics and English.

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Job Title: Software & Hardware Tester

Department: IoT

Location: Mobile / Swindon

Reports to: Director of Technology & IoT

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Technology & IoT, the successful candidate will be responsible for testing hardware and software for the IoT’s development of new products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute testing across hardware and software.
  • Set up automated test scripts.
  • Identify, log and track bugs.
  • Ownership of the IoT test lab.
  • Resolve issues.
  • Testing of Hive products.

Skills & Experience

  • Testing of various system types, including Communications.
  • Scripting using Python and/or Node.js .
  • Ability in HTML and javascript, java and c#.
  • Hardware testing.
  • Software testing.
  • Ensuring hardware and software works together, hands on testing.

Person Specification

  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • An enthusiastic and determined individual who takes ownership and strives to deliver.
  • Team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • Keen to learn.

Qualifications

  • Preferably educated to HNC or OND / degree level as a minimum, in a Computer Science field.

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Job Title: Production & Supply Chain Planner (Fixed Term Maternity Cover)

Location: Swindon Operations

Reports to: Manufacturing & Efficiency Planner

Direct Reports:

Job Purpose

Ensures goods are manufactured by Aurora Projects are produced in a cost-effective way that meets quality specifications. Makes sure that goods are ready to distribute to customers in a timely fashion.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in Lean processes & 5s.
  • The Production & Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for liaising with Customer Engagement Team to ensure accurate data is fed back to customers.
  • Working closely Manufacturing & Efficiency Planner, Cell Leader and with Purchasing to ensure all materials are available to meet the requirements of our customers.
  • Working closely Manufacturing & Efficiency Planner, Cell Leader to co-ordinating orders through Manufacturing.
  • You will also be required to work alongside the Manufacturing & Efficiency Planner to ensure training and development needs are implemented in the manufacturing process.
  • Ensuring production and quality standards are being achieved.
  • Work with the Manufacturing & Efficiency Planner to ensure staffing levels are aligned with demand on the factory.
  • Targeting stock levels of sub assembled product to meet final assembly demands.
  • Assisting and develop continual improvement programmes.
  • Ensuring all orders are complete for Despatch in time to meet collection times of transport.
  • Make and implement improvements to achieve cost savings with the production environment.
  • Promote health and safety.

Person Specification

  • Experience Production Planning working in a manufacturing / mechanical environment.
  • Able to communicate verbal and written.
  • Previous experience working in continuous improvement.
  • Weekly production plan against open orders and customer demand.
  • Monthly reporting of performance against the planned targets.
  • Working with the production teams, you will be required to provide recommendation for improvements.
  • Continual focus on operational cost reduction.
  • This candidate should be able to clearly demonstrate experience and knowledge in a supply chain environment with hands-on manufacturing experience a key factor in this roles success.
  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Must be confident, efficient and practical.
  • Previous leadership and man management skills.
  • Be proficient across various MS Office packages.
  • Have an excellent track record within an administrative role previously.
  • Able to communicate at all business levels.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • Strongly customer focused, team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • A fast learner with sound business sense.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Educated to GCSE level, with grade C or above in Maths and English.

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Job Title: Software & Hardware Tester

Department: IoT

Location: Swindon

Reports to: Director of Technology & IoT

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Technology & IoT, the successful candidate will be responsible for testing hardware and software for the IoT’s development of new products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute testing across hardware and software.
  • Identify, log and track bugs.
  • Resolve issues.

Skills & Experience

  • Testing of various system types, including Communications.
  • Scripting using Python and/or Node.js .
  • Ability in HTML and javascript, java and c#.
  • Hardware testing.
  • Software testing.
  • Ensuring hardware and software works together, hands on testing.

Person Specification

  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • An enthusiastic and determined individual who takes ownership and strives to deliver.
  • Team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • Keen to learn.

Qualifications

  • Preferably educated to HNC or OND / degree level as a minimum, in a Computer Science field.

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Job Title: O2 LIGHT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

Reports to: Senior Maintenance Engineer

Location: Mobile – Surrey, Staines Upon Thames +20 miles

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver a high quality service at all times whilst ensuring costs are controlled.
  • Report any electrical safety issues to head office to action with customer.
  • Report any site specific lamp / access / information useful for follow up visits.
  • Regular communication with O2 office.
  • Employee vehicle must be kept clean, both inside and out.
  • Employees are responsible for ensuring they have sufficient stock and ordering replacement stock in a timely manner. Specific part numbers must be used when ordering material from the O2 office.
  • Engineers will wear provided company t-shirts at all times and ensure these are clean.
  • Unless route has been set, engineers will select the most efficient route possible when placing work in order and will aim to be at the first job for 8am unless otherwise stated.
  • Completed job sheets will be sent recorded delivery if these can’t be hand delivered to the O2 head office.
  • All job sheets will be correctly filed in and signed by the customer at all times.
  • Engineers are expected to know / learn the technical description of all lamps.
  • Report any damages made to company van on the day supported by a report and photos.

KEY SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Portable Appliance Testing.
  • NICEIC compliance.
  • Electrical Fault Diagnosis.
  • New Electrical Installations.
  • New Product Installations.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 17th Edition Qualification (Certificate must be available.)
  • Full driving licence.

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Job Title: Commercial Analyst

Department: Finance

Location: Swindon

Reports to: Swindon Operations Managing Director

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform detailed analysis supporting the strategic and commercial agenda of the company.
  • Transform high level requests into focused and specific analysis and, on occasion, modify such analysis to one’s own observations and knowledge of data and its limitations.
  • You will present and communicate these results effectively to stakeholders, explaining business implications of analytics and using initiative to respond to any challenge.
  • Support the team with all queries around external insights.
  • Present to the management team on a monthly basis.
  • Recommending improvements to management.
  • Proactive communication on all ‘breaking news’ in relevant commercial segments.

Skills & Experience

  • Solid analytical expertise.
  • A clear understanding of how business metrics can resolve issues.
  • Excellent systems and IT skills using various tools such as Excel, Access, etc.
  • Highly numerate with advanced Excel skills.
  • Commercially astute with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows based software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Good presentation skills.

Person Specification

  • Able to support multiple projects and to balance priorities effectively.
  • Methodical, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Works quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Able to communicate at all business levels.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations and workload.
  • An enthusiastic and determined problem-solver who takes ownership and strives to deliver.
  • Strongly customer focused, team orientated, yet able to work independently.
  • A fast learner with sound business sense.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in a numerate discipline.

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Job Title: O2 LIGHT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

Reports to: Senior Maintenance Engineer

Location: Mobile - Essex Region (Will be required to visit head office in Swindon occasionally)

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver a high quality service at all times whilst ensuring costs are controlled.
  • Report any electrical safety issues to head office to action with customer.
  • Report any site specific lamp / access / information useful for follow up visits.
  • Communication with O2 office must be regular and as agreed. This is vital as customers phone the office and expect answers.
  • Employee vehicle must be kept clean, both inside and out.
  • Employees are responsible for ensuring they have sufficient stock and ordering replacement stock in a timely manner. Specific part numbers must be used when ordering material from the O2 office.
  • Engineers will wear provided company t-shirts at all times and ensure these are clean.
  • Unless route has been set, engineers will select the most efficient route possible when placing work in order and will aim to be at the first job for 8am unless otherwise stated.
  • Completed job sheets will be sent recorded delivery if these can’t be hand delivered to the O2 head office.
  • All job sheets will be correctly filed in and signed by the customer at all times.
  • Engineers are expected to know / learn the technical description of all lamps.
  • Report any damages made to company van on the day supported by a report and photos.

KEY SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Portable Appliance Testing.
  • NICEIC compliance.
  • Electrical Fault Diagnosis.
  • New Electrical Installations.
  • New Product Installations.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 17th Edition Qualification (Certificate must be available.)
  • Full driving licence.

Apply Now

 

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